State and territory specific information

While the National Allergy Strategy best practice guidelines for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis have been created as national guidelines, we recommend schools and children's education and care services check the following links to ensure they also meet national or state and territory requirements.

National

Legislation links relating to anaphylaxis management policy and plans:

National Regulation 91: Medical conditions policy to be provided to parents.

National Regulation 101: Conduct of risk assessment for excursion.

National Regulation 170: Policies and procedures to be followed.

National Regulation 171: Policies and procedures to be kept available.

National Regulation 90: Medical conditions policy (iv) development of a communication plan to ensure that (a) staff and volunteers are informed about the medical conditions policy and the medical management plan and risk minimisation plan for the child.

National Regulation 168: Education and care service must have policies and procedures.

Legislation links relating to allergy documentation:

National Regulation 162: Health information to be kept in enrolment record.

National Regulation 90 (c) (i): Requiring a parent of the child to provide a medical management plan for the child.

National Regulation 90 (iii): Requiring the development of a risk minimisation plan in consultation with the parent of a child.

National Regulation 85: Incident, injury, trauma and illness policies and procedures.

Legislation links relating to emergency response:

National Regulation 90: Medical conditions policy.

National Regulation 89: First aid kits.

National Regulations 92–96: Administration of medication.

Legislation links relating to staff training

National Regulation 136: First aid qualifications.

National regulation 145: Staff record.

Legislation links relating to community and peer education:

National Regulation 90: Medical conditions policy (iv) development of a communication plan to ensure that (a) staff and volunteers are informed about the medical conditions policy and the medical management plan and risk minimisation plan for the child.

National Regulation 168: Education and care service must have policies and procedures.

National Regulation 170: Policies and procedures to be followed.

National Regulation 171: Policies and procedures to be kept available.

Legislation links relating to post incident management and incident reporting:

National Regulation 87: Incident, injury, trauma and illness record.

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Queensland

New South Wales

ACT

  • ACT Department of Education: det.act.gov.au
  • Note: The ACT guidelines are currently not publicly available

Tasmania

Victoria

South Australia

Content updated November 2021.

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